[Python-3000] Unsure if I should write a PEP on Types

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu Apr 27 05:43:39 CEST 2006

Sorry for the belated response. Yes, I'd like to see this PEP. I'll
probably eventually end up rewriting it :-), but right now I'm
terribly overcommitted and really appreciate the help!!!


On 4/24/06, Bill Birch <birchb at tpg.com.au> wrote:
> The optional static typing blog
> http://www.artima.com/weblogs/viewpost.jsp?thread=87182 and many other
> postings imply a lot of interesting detail about types, type expression, type
> checking, adapt() and such.  I'm considering collecting some of these
> subjects together in a note for review and perhaps as a PEP.
> Subjects would include:
> * Recap of type concepts and motivations: dynamic, subtyping, nominative,
> structural, duck.
> * Use cases for types: checking, introspection, test generation, OSTC
> * Type expressions
> * Run-time type lattice
> * Type class abstract interface: type operators
> * and some working code
> Has a PEP already been written? Would this be useful? Who else finds this
> interesting or may have started on these subjects?
> OK, so I'm fishing for encouragement here..... ;-)
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